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Cactus & Tropicals is a wedding ceremony and reception venue with a location in both Salt Lake and Draper. Offering a luscious, plant-filled setting, the perfect location for a bright, beautiful celebration. Their cut floral services are avaliable to couples getting married across northern Utah with a team of talented designers eager to bring your dream to life.

This venue aims to present couples with a blank canvas for their long-awaited celebration. Its warm, welcoming feel allows couples to celebrate their love all year round within this charming space filled with plants, exotic trees, and colorful flowers that bloom all year.

Facilities and Capacity

  • Draper Greenhouse: The towering glass walls and ceiling presents couples with an open, adaptable space filled with natural light. Inside, you can say your vows surrounded by exotic plants and meticulously made decor. Outside, winding paths, fountains, and gorgeous arbors only add to the venue’s modern and tropical style. You and your guests can also enjoy a fire pit to add to the welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. Catering spaces, get-ready room, and a range of other facilities are also present to help your special day run smoothly. These settings are also ideal for custom decoration, allowing you to adorn this venue with a personal touch of style.
    • This venue has a maximum capacity of 100, with tables and chairs included.
  • Salt Lake Greenhouse: Built in 1978, our Salt Lake greenhouse is the perfect space for intimate events in a quaint and magical greenhouse complete with bubbling fountains and winding paths. Inside, be surrounded by exotic plants and carefully curated decor. Outside enjoy our koi pond and seasonal selection of plants and flowers.
    • This venue has a maximum capacity of 60, with tables and chairs included.

Venue Services Offered

We allow outside vendors, letting you invite your favorite local businesses to entertain or feed your guests.

Basic botanical centerpieces are included in the venue rental with the option to upgrade and customize.

Floral Services

Whether you choose to get married in one of our beautiful greenhouses or anywhere across Northern Utah, our team of professional florists is here to bring your dreams to life. With completely customizable options our team understands that every event is unique and works with each couple to create a custom plan for their venue and their vision. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and installations we look forward to taking great care of you.

We can offer event design services, along with delivery, setup, and cleanup of arrangements.
In addition to custom floral plans, we offer a variety of designer arrangements able to be ordered directly online for the couples who want beautiful florals at the click of a button.

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Lilli Sent on 01/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Unique

We used the Draper location as our reception venue and hosted a private dinner in there. It was stunningly beautiful. We paid for no additional lighting--- the way it is lit and arranged is amazing. The venue easily accommodated the 110 or so guests we had. I was so pleased with the accommodation we had. Doug was a rockstar!
Jake F. Sent on 01/28/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Bridal Show 2020

As part of a catering company, our experience with Cactus & Tropicals has been incredible! Jason and his staff are always great to work with. The venue is amazing for any type of event that you may have!
Natasha C. Sent on 10/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for more

I got married at the location in Draper on 10-28-2021 and the service was above and beyond. The price was great for our budget and the staff handles so much! It really takes a lot of stress off of you. They also have lots of their own rentals available which makes it way easier than going elsewhere. Doug, the event coordinator, was fantastic. Never had an issue getting questions answered in a timely manner and he’s incredibly friendly and reliable. Our caterer ended up not serving the cake even though we paid them to… but Doug stepped in and handled it himself. I’m eternally grateful to him and the whole staff for providing such a wonderful night and beautiful venue!
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Doug Dardon
Doug Dardon
Events Manager

Doug has been working in the wedding industry for over 7 years. His favorite part of working weddings is all of the preparation that goes into the planning process, when the big day comes seeing all the hard work pay off as everything comes together. His favorite moment in the wedding day has to be when the couple sees each other for the first time in the ceremony, all dressed up. It is such a special moment!

Bracken Coons
Bracken Coons
Salt Lake Greenhouse Events Coordinator

Bracken, our Salt Lake Greenhouse Venue Coordinator has been working in the wedding industry for the past 4 years. He loves the planning process, finding the perfect way to bring an event to life and meeting with clients to discuss options for their big day, especially seeing how excited couples are to get married. During events he enjoys being able to witness unique ceremonies and is grateful for the insight and perspective into various cultures, religions and ways of life.

Kaytlyn Shurtz
Kaytlyn Shurtz
Event Floral Designer

Kaytlyn has been a professional florist for the past 8 years and loves getting to share her talents with people while being part of such special occasions. She has a passion for creating and has found herself drawn to floral design as a medium because it is such a unique and ever-changing material. You will find her being drawn to texture and shape with her favorite flowers currently being lavender sweet peas and Japanese Anemones.

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Cactus and Tropicals is a beautiful place to hold an event. By the time we arrive with the food, the Cactus and Tropicals staff has all of the tables and linens set up. The venue always looks great and the staff is very easy to work with.


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